Category Archives: social media initiative

The $1,000 NGO social media project

the epilogue of a shoestring-budget communications campaign  This past February I started this WordPress blog for the Organization for Youth Empowerment in Honduras. The object of this campaign was two-fold: 1)  to advance the global visibility of this small, but … Continue reading

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¡Adiós!

This marks the conclusion of the OYE Social Media Project. The time spent with OYE in Honduras will stay with me forever; the walk through the market every morning on my way to their office, the interns that I worked … Continue reading

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An analysis of social media platforms for NGO visibility

As we near the end of this project, it’s time to look at the stats and see which social media platforms were most effective. The four most effective sources of hits to the site were: Facebook: 37% LinkedIn: 23% Search … Continue reading

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Get off your butt and change the world

We are nearing the completion of our campaign to raise the visibility of The Organization for Youth Empowerment. While I was in Honduras doing the field portion, I remembered an editorial about humanitarian work that I read in the UK … Continue reading

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¡muchas gracias!

  The Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE) extends its many thanks to TACA Airlines, especially Roberto Kriete and Zulma Granados, for providing 12 OYE volunteers with reduced airfare so they could fly from New York City to Honduras to carry out a … Continue reading

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RACE 4 OYE

  Following the success of three marathon runners who sponsored OYE in 2010, a fundraising initiative called RACE 4 OYE has been born. RACE 4 OYE provides an opportunity for athletes to “race” and raise money for OYE’s scholarship program. … Continue reading

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Put a cute dog picture on your WordPress blog to drive traffic

There are a lot of things that I miss about El Progreso, Honduras now that I’ve returned to the US…buying bananas by the dozen in the Centro, having a morning fruit licuado http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licuado from the place across the street from the hotel. I … Continue reading

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Justin Eldridge Otero, Co-founder of OYE

  Justin gives an overview of OYE’s program.

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We invite the world to participate! ¡Invitamos al mundo que participe! Wij nodigen de wereld uit om deel te nemen! Nous invitons le monde pour participer! Wir laden die Welt ein, um teilzunehmen! Προσκαλούμε τον κόσμο για να συμμετέχουμε! Invitiamo il mondo per partecipare! 私達は加わるために世界を誘う! Nós convidamos o mundo para participar! Мы приглашаем мир для того чтобы участвовать! 我们邀请世界参与!

an update on our global social media initiative Much has happened during the three weeks that I visited the Organization for Youth Empowerment in El Progreso, Honduras.   We’ve been featured on  various news sites, and The Huffington Post ran … Continue reading

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HuffPost and Latina Lista run editorials on the OYE social media project

“The Ethics of Storytelling: Documenting Change in Honduran Youth” “Going Global on a Shoestring and a Smartphone”

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our video shoot in Campos Bananeros, Honduras

Yesterday, we drove the long, dusty road to the home of Neris Avila, an OYE scholar who studies commerce in el Perla High School. She lives about an hour and a half outside of El Progreso in Campos Bananeros, the … Continue reading

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update on the social media campaign from Honduras

It’s been just over a week with our location work in El Progreso, Honduras, and we’ve learned a great deal. Immediacy and personal stories get the most response on our blog entries. We try to put posts up within hours, … Continue reading

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grad student volunteers

Grad students from Columbia University signed on for an alternative Spring Break in Honduras to do volunteer work for OYE .

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Hondurans Speak Out: A Nation’s Reality

The following are answers from a panel discussion in El Progreso, Yoro on March 12, 2012. Please note that these opinions are individual and are not a reflection of the Organization for Youth Empowerment. What is the biggest problem facing … Continue reading

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meet the interns

DeAngela and Amy are 2 students from Mary Baldwin College who are working as interns at OYE for a few months. This video was shot on an iPhone and uploaded on a WordPress mobile app just a few minutes ago. Blog … Continue reading

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making the documentary

Work on the OYE documentary began in earnest today with a shoot at the COPPROME orphanage, just outside of El Progreso. A short film-style video will be a multimedia component of the social media campaign. Pictured here, Graciela, who lives at the orphanage, … Continue reading

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CSRwire Talkback editorial

Today we had an article published ( 325-going-global-on-a-shoestring-and-a-smartphone) about the OYE social media project on CSRwire, the leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports, events, and information. Submission of editorial content to news sites that relate to your project can increase … Continue reading

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a good first week

our first look at the analytics There was a lot of activity on our blog since we first started to network the link last Sunday. There have been more than 200 people and organizations that started to follow us, including … Continue reading

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a global conversation

In the next few weeks, this site will begin to chronicle and analyze a social media project intended to raise the visibility of a small NGO in Honduras; The Organization for Youth Empowerment. Children in that country will participate in … Continue reading

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